Øya 2014 Presents The Library Stage

posted by Dan Murphy on July 08, 2014

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Oslo, Norway -- Øya Festival has partnered with the Oslo Public Library to bring a new stage to its 2014 event. The Library Stage will feature talks regarding literature, theater, film, and comics in addition to live DJ sets. 

Wednesday will see a discussion from DJ and head of Full Pupp RecordsPrins Thomas. He will dissect the ten-year span of his label, whose artists include festival-headliner Todd Terje, André Bratten, Lindstrøm, and Blackbelt Andersen. This will be followed by a lecture from Norwegian heavy-metal band Tusmørke and a screening of the film The Snowflakes by Danish director Peter Flinth

On Thursday, The Library Stage will feature a talk with young authors Tina Åmodt and Eline Lund Fjæren before a screening of the film Quest for Berlusconi presented by Oslo Kino. Acclaimed play-director Alexander Mørk-Eidem will then take the stage to discuss cynicism, selfishness, and success in theater. The day will close with an interview featuring songwriter/guitarist Martin Hagfors whose prolific twenty-year career features dozens and dozens of studio credits. 

Friday's programming includes a discussion between Norwegian authors Agate Øksendal Kaupang and Johan Harstad before an interview with critically acclaimed composer Jenny Hval about her influences and relationship to the city of Oslo. DJ Bjørn Espen Berg will close the day with an afternoon set of obscure soul singles from the '60s and '70s. 

On Saturday, The Library Stage will feature comic art discussions, first with subcultural artist Christopher Nielsen, then with the man behind Todd Terje's It's Album Time cover, Bendik Kaltenborn. The stage will close with a round table discussion from members of No Comprendo Press, the small Olso publisher responsible for putting out the comics of the previously mentioned artists. 

Øya Festival will take place August 5-9, and while week-long passes are currently sold out, single-day tickets are still available for 839.00 NOK.

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